No idea, but weren't they almost bancrupt a coulpe of years ago? They fly A340, right?
1998 actually and the formerly operated 4 (I think) A340-200s up to 1998 and those now settle with AR
currently operates 4 A340-300s.
The horror stories I have heard...flights cancelled because Imelda Marcos wanted a 747 to fly in a load of fresh orchids for a relative's wedding...and the joke was PAL was an acronym for "Plane Always Late".
Yeah I've heard of cases of Imelda commandeering PAL's aircraft, usually DC-8s and DC-10s for her own personal use. Usually she'd go on trips to Europe or the US to do some shopping to add for her wardrobe which was a s*** load of shoes, bras, purses, etc. One story I heard was that one time her and Ferdinand were going abroad, taking one aircraft EACH which pretty much left PR
's schedules in ruins.
"Bring your patience at check-in" she told me, "there are a lot of people bringing HUGE amounts of things to the Philippines - sometimes I think they're trying to bring an entire Target!!"
That is so true. You can notice a Filipino-American traveller by how many "balikbayan" boxes he or she drags. Both times when I flew PR
, it seemed like not one person was without 1 or 2 boxes. My family usually brings around 6 balikbayan boxes to the RP
As for service, it seems to be the same for me as it was in 2000 but one F/A still owes me to this day one 7UP.
Kumusta ka na?
[Edited 2004-03-28 23:26:49]
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